San Diego is road bike heaven with it’s well maintained roads, pristine coast line and ample amount of choice hipster coffee shops to stop and grab a cup o’ organic joe putting some jazz in your pedal.
My favorite ride is 40 miles from Carlsbad down to downtown along Coast Highway where you have the option to take the train back. Thru Encinitas, Del Mar and La Jolla this ride takes you thru my favorite parts of sunny San Diego.
A longer more committed ride is from Oceanside to Long beach. A beautiful 80 mile trek through camp Pendleton and coastal Orange County going through some of the most wealthy, beautiful coastal neighbor hoods between San Diego and LA. And also with option to take the train back.
In all the places I’ve lived there has been nowhere that has better road biking than San Diego.
In fact go sit in a cafe like Goodonya on coast highway in Encinitas on a Sunday morning and watch as millions of dollars in high end road bikes pass by every hour.